The Opinions of Others

Individual“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt


In our society we seem to be obsessed with the opinions of others. I am not talking about their opinion about the latest fad, or the media-sensationalized news, but their opinion of us. We seem to spend a little more than the appropriate amount of time worrying about what others think of us.

If you were to pay any attention to the You, Unlimited Manifesto, you would see that there are several statements within it that tell us that the opinions of others really shouldn’t matter to us.

If you take these statements in the spirit of which they are offered, you would not care a single iota what anyone else thinks of you. As a matter of fact, you would be proud of who you are and the fact that you are living the life you intended to live. You would revel in the fact than there is not a single person, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be a single person like you.

What others think of you really doesn’t matter. It will not change your life (if you are living YOUR life) a single bit if they approve or if they disapprove. The people who truly appreciate you in life will accept you for exactly who you are. You need not change who you are, how you act, or what you want, merely to please somebody else.

When we change ourselves to please others, we are not being true to ourselves. Be the person you wish to be…not the person that others wish you to be. This is a simple concept, yet it is so hard to put into practice because of the way we are taught about how important the opinions of others to us. There is really no reason for their opinions to be more important than our own.

We are all unique. Revel in your uniqueness. Be yourself. Don’t worry about others…let them be themselves…that is the way we intended things to work out when we made the decision to come here and live this life, so why not let it work out that way?

This is truly your life. Live it!

Do you agree? Do you disagree? Leave a comment and let the community know how you feel about the opinions of others and the effect they have on your life. We’re listening.




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